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  • 'K Missing Kings' is an anime hot mess

    'K Missing Kings' is an anime hot mess
    "K Missing Kings" follows up on the 2012 Japanese anime series "K," which put a futuristic spin on Japanese period dramas by stacking superhero powers and skateboards onto time-honored chambara samurai sword fights and dressing characters in "visual kei,"...
  • Japanese woman clings to hope that identical twin alive in North Korea

    OTSUKI Japan (Reuters) - Misa Morimoto spoke to no one for 18 years about her identical twin sister who vanished when they were 20, not even to her own children. On the rare occasions when asked, she lied and said her sister was studying overseas. But...
  • Japan May orders data shock casts shadow over recovery scenario

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's machinery orders tumbled by a record margin in May, dashing hopes for a bounce and casting doubt over a scenario of investment-led recovery in the world's third-largest economy. The data are highly volatile, but serve as an...
  • BOJ minutes: need to pay attention to geopolitical risks

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan policymakers agreed that geopolitical risks posed by Ukraine and Iraq need to be monitored, minutes of the central bank's June meeting showed on Friday. A few members said a decline in long-term interest rates globally...
  • Fujitsu to form JV with Taiwan's UMC to own, run Mie chip plant: sources

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Fujitsu Ltd plans to form a joint venture with Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corp to own and operate Fujitsu's main Mie semiconductor plant in central Japan, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. Fujitsu is initially...
  • Messaging app firm Line Corp filed for U.S. IPO: report

    SEOUL (Reuters) - Line Corp, a Japan-based social messaging service firm, has filed for an initial public offering in the United States, Bloomberg news reported on Friday, citing unidentified sources. Line's parent company, South Korea's Naver Corp,...
  • Diplomatic tensions hurting business for one third of Japan firms

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Diplomatic tensions with China and South Korea are hurting business for a third of Japanese firms, a Reuters poll found, with executives citing a drop-off in sales and difficulties in making deals work. Below are the questions and...
  • Whisky, wasabi, saffron and Bobbie Bear lead Tasmania's niche charge

    NABOWLA Australia (Reuters) - Half a dozen older ladies, all kitted out in lilac shirts, chat affably as they rhythmically stuff and sew up cuddly purple-colored bears, cups of tea littering their workspace. It could easily be a women's club gathering...
  • Even in isolated, pristine Tasmania, pressure to allow GMO farming

    POWRANNA Australia (Reuters) - Thousands of Black Angus bulls snort steam gently into the frigid early morning air at Tasmania's largest cattle feedlot as they jostle for space at a long grain trough. The pitch black cattle, blending into their muddy...
  • Japan inflation expected to dip in June, rise again later in year

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's consumer price inflation is expected to ease slightly in June as the increase in import costs from a weak yen fades, but prices are likely to accelerate later this year if a tight labor market pushes up wages. Exports in June...
  • Japan PM's policy shift risks dangerous path: Veteran politician Ozawa

    TOKYO (Reuters) - When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe loosened the limits of Japan's pacifist constitution to drop a ban on its military fighting overseas, many experts said it was a step toward becoming a "normal country" able to do more in its own defense....
  • Korea's PiFan Lines Up Festival of Monsters and Sex Maniacs

    SEOUL -- The 17th edition of PiFan got underway Thursday in Bucheon, a far-flung suburb of western Seoul. Considering the anonymity of the destination, the Bucheon International Festival of Fantastic Film to give it its full name, has built a standout...